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    SFWA Bulletin [v2 #4, #7, August 1966]
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    SFWA Bulletin [v2 #6, #9, November 1966] ed. Damon Knight (Science Fiction Writers of America, 8pp, 8½" x 11" loose sheets)
    Details supplied by Michael Capobianco.
    • 1 · 45 Attend 11th Milford Conference · Anon. · ms; paragraph about meeting with Sol Cohen.
    • 1 · Pohl Edits New Magazine · Anon. · ms
    • 1 · IBM Man Wins Computer Contest · Anon. · ms
    • 1 · 68 Attend Boskone · Anon. · ms
    • 2 · On Paperback Royalties · Anon. · ar
    • 2 · On Simultaneous Submissions · Anon. · ar
    • 2 · A Report on the SFWA Survey · Anon. · ar
    • 2 · Conference Round-Robins · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · How to Build a Planet · Poul Anderson · ar
    • 8 · Awards Nominations · Anon. · ms
    • 9 · Correspondence · [The Readers] · lc
    • _9 · [letter] · Barbara Norville · lt
    • _9 · [letter] · Terry Carr · lt
    • _9 · [letter] · John W. Campbell · lt
    • _10 · [letter] · Nicholas Zvegintzov · lt
    • 11 · Tolkien Elected to Honorary Membership · Anon. · ms
    • 11 · Hollywood Notes · Harlan Ellison · ar
    • 11 · People and Places · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · Market Report · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · Quoted Briefly · Anon. · ms [Jim Harmon; Larry Maddock]
    • 12 · Index to Volumes 1 and 2 · Anon. · ix


    SFWA Bulletin [v3 #1, #10, January 1967] ed. Damon Knight (Science Fiction Writers Association, 24pp, octavo s/s)
    Directory Issue Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • 1 · News · Anon. · ar; features three “news” items: ACE announcing what was to be their Science Fiction Specials, paying advances of $2,000 and up; BBC announcing a new series of half-hour sf dramas; and an announcement of the demise of IMPULSE (formerly SCIENCE FANTASY) and NEW WORLDS due to “the bankruptcy of a distributor”, and mentions an unconfirmed report that NW had been sold to a British paperback house.
    • 2 · From the President · Damon Knight · cl; announces that neither he nor Lloyd Biggle will run for re-election and that Actives willing to serve should contact the chairman of he election committee, Norman Spinrad.
    • 3 · Calendar of Events · Anon. · cl; featuring the Nebula Banquet, Boskone IV, the Milford Conference, and Nycon 3; People and Places, which announces that Spaceways, Inc., which had bought the screen rights to Blish’s “Cities in Flight” series, also purchased The Hour Before Earthrise, announces “a new publishing firm, Weybright & Talley, Inc.”, and offers copies of RIVERSIDE QUARTERLY, edited by Leland Sapiro (then of Saskatoon, Canada), will be sent to “any professional s.f. writer who shows interest...”
    • 4-8 · SFWA Members, 1966 · Anon. · ms; with agents listed where applicable, but no addresses (“Letters addressed to members c/o SFWA will be forwarded unopened.”)
    • Awards Nominations · Anon. · ms; “The Scorpions” by Robert Kelly nominated by Harlan Ellison; “The Next Step” by E. A. Moore, nominated by Joseph Green.
    • 9-11 · Tax Breaks for Self-Employed Writers: The Keogh Plan Pension · Robert Silverberg · ar
    • Journal Checklist · Ted Thomas · cl
    • 12-14 · There’s Nothing Like a Good Foundation · Isaac Asimov · ar
    • 15-17 · Correspondence · [The Readers] · lc
    • _ · [letter] · Milton A. Rothman · lt
    • _ · [letter] · “God” · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Frederik Pohl · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Jerry Sohl · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Harlan Ellison · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Gene Roddenberry · lt
    • Publishing Statistics, 1966 · Anon. · ms; in which we learn that “In science fiction, 213 books were published in 1966, off 8% from 1965....By contrast, mysteries were off 14%, westerns off 19%.”
    • 18 · On Donating Manuscripts · Damon Knight · ar
    • 19 · Science Sources · Tom Purdom · ms
    • 20-21 · Forthcoming Books (January-March, 1967) · Anon. · ms; Ace, Avon, Ballantine, Dell, Doubleday, Gold Medal, Harcourt Brace & World, Lancer, Macfadden-Bartell, Paperback Library, Pyramid, Putnam, Simon and Schuster.
    • 22-24 · Market Report · Anon. · cl
    • The Copyright Revision Bill · Anon. · ar


    SFWA Bulletin [v3 #2, #11, April 1967] ed. Damon Knight (Science Fiction Writers Association, 32pp, octavo s/s)
    Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • 1 · [photos] · [Various] · pi; Features photos of the four winners of the ’66 Nebulas in NYC - Daniel Keyes and Samuel R. Delany (tied for Best Novel), Damon Knight presenting Gordon Dickson with his Neb for “Call Him Lord”, and Mrs. Eva McKenna. Jack Vance (Novella) is not pictured; his Nebula was accepted in LA by Ackerman.
    • 2 · Nebula Awards Report · Anon. · ms; A report on the Nebs, held simultaneously in NYC and LA, as well as on those candidates for SFWA officers - Silverberg for President, James Blish and Terry Carr for VP, and Roger Zelazny and Joe Poyer for Sec-Treasurer.
    • 3 · Announcements · Anon. · ms; General announcements, including NEW WORLDS receiving a grant from the BAC; a short report on the Ultimate Publishing Co. case; and the appearance of the first issue of SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS.
    • 4-9 · Ukonomics · John Brunner · ar; “Being a rough guide to the cost of living in Londom in 1967 67[sic]”, which includes prices on a number of commodities such as gasoline (“Average 70¢ Imperial gallon”), beer (“at pub, average 35¢ Imperial pint (draft)), and "Meal in good but unassuming restaurant” (“Under $1 in some places (no wine)”).
    • 9 · Journal Checklist · Ted Thomas · cl
    • 10-13 · Ballantine Contract · Anon. · ms; Features a detailed examination of the Ballantine contract.
    • 14-15 · Project Boskone · Damon Knight · ex; excerpts from a speech Damon made at the ’67 Boskone.
    • 16-17 · [photos] · [Various] · pi; More photos from the Nebs, featuring Eva McKenna, Robert P. Mills and Larry Ashmead; Judith and Roger Zelazny; Frotz Leiber; Betty and Ian Ballantine; Edward L. Ferman; Thomas A. Dardis, Ted Cogswell and Terry Carr; Larry Niven and Carol Soucek; Alexei Panshin, DAW and Keith Laumer;and A. E. van Vogt.
    • 18 · People and Places · Anon. · cl; featuring reports of an auto accident involving Fred and Carol Pohl, and David and Ruth Kyle; the announcement of the death of Charles Beaumont; and a query as to the whereabouts of Jerome Bixby.
    • 19-22 · Blish Testifies on Copyright Bill (James Blish, Vice-President of SFWA, testified on March 15, 1967, before the Subcommittee on Patents, Trade-Marks and Copyrights of the Senate Judiciary Committee...) · Anon. · ar
    • 23-25 · Correspondence · [The Readers] · lc
    • _ · [letter] · Avram Davidson · lt; (lengthy, about firing his agent, “X”)
    • _ · [letter] · John Brunner · lt; (concerning NAL’s edition of The Productions of Time)
    • _ · [letter] · Poul Anderson · lt
    • 26 · Forthcoming Books · Anon. · cl; featuring Ace, Avon, Ballantine, Berkley, Doubleday and Paperback Library.
    • 27 · On Simultaneous Submissions: II · Anon. · ar; presumeably by Damon.
    • 28-30 · The Foreign Rights Mess · Damon Knight · ar
    • Awards Nominations · Anon. · ms; (too numerous to list here, but I note that “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” was nominated by, among others, Keith Laumer).
    • 31-32 · Market Report · Anon. · cl


    SFWA Bulletin [v3 #4, #13, August 1967] ed. Terry Carr (Science Fiction Writers Association, 24pp, octavo s/s)
    Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • 1 · The ’Ultimate’ Case: Finale · Robert Silverberg · ar; “SFWA has come to an agreement with Sol Cohen of Ultimate Publishing Company on the matter of reprinted stories....Ultimate agrees to pay fees for these reprints effective August 1, 1967....”
    • 2-3 · From the President · Robert Silverberg · cl; “Our Founding Fathers will not be inactive in the new SFWA. Lloyd Biggle will serve as chairman of the trusteeship committee that administers the funds generated by our annual Nebula Awards Anthology. Damon Knight remains chairman of the Contracts Committee....” “From the Editor” by Terry Carr. “More immediately, a mimeographed letter supplement to the Bulletin is planned...” Bob, was this the Genesis of the FORUM?
    • 4 · New SFWA Anthology Series · Robert Silverberg · ar; “Scheduled for future publication by Doubleday is a collection currently titled Science Fiction Hall of Fame....” I don’t mind admitting that when I read this announcement for the first time last night, my hands shook a little.
    • 4-5 · Nebula Awards 1967 · Robert Silverberg · ar
    • 5-6 · The Yanez Case: II · Lloyd Biggle · ar; about a sleazy Spanish agent named “J. F.-Yanez” who was skimmimg fees multiple times on each sale.
    • 6-7 · The NAL Case · Robert Silverberg & Terry Carr · ar; about Brunner’s fight with NAL over changes made to his The Productions of Time with strong support from Piers Anthony Jacob.
    • 8 · Nebula Nominations · Anon. · ms
    • 9-13 · Within the Reach of Storms · Brian Aldiss · ar; detailing the struggle of IMPULSE and NEW WORLDS to remain afloat. Page 13 adds an annuncement that NW et al received an Arts Council Grant.
    • 13 · New Members · Anon. · cl; including Margaret St. Clair, Philip K. Dick and Peter S. Beagle, amongst others.
    • 14 · Meet the Editor · Anon. · cl; in this case Fred Pohl.
    • 15-19 · What Works for Me · Damon Knight · ar
    • What Works for Me · James Blish · ar; I intend to share these with my writers’ group.
    • 20-21 · Correspondence · [The Readers] · lc
    • _ · [letter] · Philip K. Dick · lt
    • _ · [letter] · L. Sprague de Camp · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Virginia Kidd · lt
    • _ · [letter] · Norman Spinrad · lt
    • 22-24 · Market Report · Anon. · cl
    • 24 · People and Places · Anon. · cl; detailing the furor over Ballard’s “Plan for the Assassination of Jaqueline; Kennedy” in AMBIT (“Mr. Charles Osborne, assistant literary director of the Arts Council,; said, ’I’ve read the article and take no exception to it myself. Is there anything wrong with sexual climaxes or; cleaning automobiles?’”). Also, Harlan Ellison reports that he was chosen by Cosmopolitan as “one of the six most; eligible bachelors in Hollywood,” and also that he was being sued by Judith Merrill over a character in his; “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” script named “Judith Merle.”


    SFWA Bulletin [v3 #5, #14, October 1967] ed. Terry Carr (Science Fiction Writers Association, 24pp, octavo s/s)
    Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • 1-5 · The Eligibility Question · Robert Silverberg · ar; “Several SFWA members - notably Kit Reed and Nelson S. Bond - have raised; the question of a liberalization of the criteria for active mebership in; the organization.” This is, unless I’m mistaken, the origin of the “Requal”; (for requalification) debate. Bob, am I even close?
    • 5 · reply to “The Eligibility Question” · Kit Reed · ar
    • 6-7 · Recruiting Report · Roger Zelazny · ms; a report from Secretary-Treasurer concerning the recruiting of new members.
    • 8 · The 1967 Hugos · Anon. · ms; as awarded at NyCon, voting breakdown supplied by NyCon Chair Ted White. I find it interesting (and a little dismaying) to; note that the Dramatic Presentation category consisted of two films (“Fahrenheit 451” and “Fantastic Voyage”) and THREE Star Trek episodes.
    • 9-10 · [untitled] · Robert Silverberg · ms; adds some commentary to the earlier article on copyright renewal.
    • Donation of Manuscripts: II · Robert Silverberg · ar; adressing how the markets (FSF, AMAZING, FANTASTIC, ORBIT, GALAXY, IF, ANALOG) deal with manuscripts after publication.
    • Announcement · Alva Rogers · ms; announcement from the treasurer for the 26th WorldCon, about rates and asking that SFWAns attending let the program planners know.
    • 11-13 · How to Collaborate Without Getting Your Head Shaved · Keith Laumer · ar; about his collabs with Rosel George Brown. Also, a brief squib saying “Publishers’ Weekly reports that J. R. R. Tolkien’s ’Lord of the; Rings’ has now penetrated to South Vietnam: the Vietnamese Second Corps has taken the lidless eye of Sauron as its battle emblem.” Apparently a; US Advisor, in an attempt to perfect his command of the language, translated the trilogy and the locals eagerly adopted the mythology.
    • 14-15 · Nebula Nominations · Anon. · ms; I note that in the short fiction categories, no fewer than 7 of the 22 stories were from DV; 3 were from Orbit 2, 5 from F&SF.; Also a “Special Note” from Zelazny asking that “Dawn” and “Death and the Executioner” be withdrawn as they made up part of Lord of Light, already nominated.
    • 16-19 · What Works for Me · John Brunner · cl; “When you know you can do something, look for something you don’t know you can’t do. Of course, if you bring it off you’ll be back in the same spot; afterwards, but what the hell?” This series of short pieces on writing is part of what I’d love to reprint, assuming that I can gain the permissions.; Also on page 19, a letter from Ed ferman announcing that the F&SF anthology flat-rate fees will, henceforth, be increased by 50%. Pres. Silverberg; comments that a more equitable arrangement would be based around “an advance against royalties covering a pro-rata share of the anthology’s earnings.” Works for me, hoss.
    • 20 · Meet the Editor · Harry Harrison · cl
    • 21-22 · The SF Writer’s Basic Library · Anon. · ms; Following James Blish’s remark in the last Bulletin that every sf writer should have read the existing critical material on the field, several members asked for a list of these; works. Here are the books suggested by Blish, Damon Knight and Richard Lupoff:" I will not post the list unless I’m asked to; I note, however,; that I currently own 12 of the listed 15 titles. So how come I ain’t rich?
    • 22 · New Members · Anon. · cl; William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, A. J. Budrys, Vaughn Bodé (!), Robert Hoskins, and our very own renovated and veneered Chum, Reb Malzberg.
    • 23 · People and Places · Anon. · cl; announcing the deaths of Hugo Gernsback, A. A. Wyn, artist George Salter and Edison Marshall; also the ’68 Nebs, to be held simultaneously in NYC and Berserkley.
    • 24 · Market Report · Anon. · cl; One of the new markets listed is “Anubis, heretofore a fanzine, is changing over to professional status and offering 1 cent a; word on acceptance...in the weird-horror-fantasy genre.” The editor and publisher was one Ronald J. Willis of Arlington, Virginia; I’ve never heard; of him or the magazine, was it ever actually made available?


    SFWA Bulletin [v3 #6, #15, December 1967] ed. Terry Carr (Science Fiction Writers Association, 12pp, octavo s/s)
    Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • 1 · Announcement of the 1968 Nebula Awards · Robert Silverberg · ar; held simultaneously in NYC (at Les Champs) and Berkeley (at the Hotel Claremont). MoC in New York was Keith Laumer, and Anthony Boucher was MoC in California. Dinner; was an exorbitant $9/person. Also, an announcement by Terry Carr that “Piers Anthony Jacob has won the $5000 sf novel contest sponsored by FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION,; Pyramid Books, and producer Irwin Allen. His novel...will be serialized by F&SF in 1968 and published in paperback shortly thereafter by Pyramid. Allen has no immediate; plans to exercise his movie-tv option on the book, whose title is SOS THE ROPE.”
    • 2 · Checking Foreign Sales and Non-Sales · Robert Silverberg · ar; about the problem of coping with foreign publishers who couldn’t be bothered to acquire US books and stories legally. Also the colophon, which credits; Carol Carr with typing the issue, as well as Andrew Porter for helping with the Market Report.
    • 3 · Announcemant · Robert Silverberg · ms; announces that nominations are open for the ’68 Nebs and should be sent to VP James Blish, then residing in Alexandria, Virginia. Also, a report on Lancer’s failure to issue timely royalty; statements and payments. SilverBob reports speaking with one Irwin Stein, the publisher, who said that “The spring statements...had been delayed; unavoidably by a conversion to computers...” Like we haven’t heard THAT one before. Payments were promised in October, but had not been received as of the end of November.
    • 4 · [untitled] · Robert Silverberg · ms; A reminder that nominations for the SFHoF would be open throughout ’68; fewer than 15k words, please, and nothing; after 12/31/64. Oh, yeah, no nominating your own stories, cowboy. New Members include Dean Koontz.
    • 5 · Nebula Nominations · Anon. · ms; 6 of the 9 short stories listed appeared originally in DV; the other sources were WORLDS OF TOMORROW, IF, and GALAXY. I find it interesting that Ray Lafferty’s; “Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne” was recced by Joanna Russ, and Richard Wilson recced David Kyle’s “Base Ten.” Also a note from Blish requesting that; “Faust Aleph Null” not be listed in the novel category as an expanded version would be published in a year as Black Easter.
    • 6-9 · On Editorial Courtesy · Damon Knight · ar; Reproduced herein is a letter from A. C. Spectorsky of PLAYBOY, agreeing with Knight that; “...the experience of Blish is particularly unfortunate, and particularly intolerable.” Anyone have an idea what this refers to?
    • 10 · Meet the Editor · Donald R. Bensen · cl; edited a pair of anthologies of stories from UNKNOWN: “I live alone with my wife, child and cat in New York City; am at present engaged; on a literary project of incalculable scope and consequence: translating the Old Testament into limerick form...”
    • 11 · People and Places · Anon. · cl; announcing the death of Rosel George Brown, and the sale of Logan’s Run to MGM for $100k, “one of the largest movie sales in sf history.”
    • 12 · Market Report · Anon. · cl; in which we learn that Michael Moorcock “has been commissioned by a large British publisher, Hutchinsons, to edit a ’showcase’ anthology of original science fiction stories.” This would be,; I guess, The Nature of the Catastrophe (w/Langdon Jones, Hutchinson 1971), which I note contains six stories by Moorcock either alone or in collaboration, as well as multiple stories by; M. John Harrison and Jim Sallis. I’ve never seen a copy, was it published in the US as well? ISFDB says no, are they right? Also, Ted White announces a new semi-pro magazine titled STELLAR.; Again, ISFDB doesn’t note this in Ted’s list of magazine gigs, did it ever happen?


    SFWA Bulletin [v4 #2, #17, April 1968] ed. Terry Carr (Science Fiction Writers Association, 28pp, octavo s/s)
    There are also two cartoons by Jack Gaughan featuring robots being threatened by huge ocean breakers labeled “The New Wave.” Details supplied by Bud Webster.
    • Obituary: Anthony Boucher · [The Editor] · ob
    • On Disputes Between SFWA Members · Robert Silverberg · ar; about the threatened lawsuit between Judith Merril and Harlan Ellison over his use of an unsympathetic character named “Judith Merle” in a “Man from U.N.C.L.E."script. Prez Silverberg proposes ”...a system of settling disputes either by arbitration or mediation" in order to forestall future conflicts which could have deleterious effects on both parties.
    • Nebula Report · Robert Silverberg · ar; A three-page report, including winners of the ’67 Nebs (100 ballots‘were sent in, not counting three that “...came in after the deadline, but would have had no material effect on the results if they had been counted”; rules for the 1967 Nebulas; and an invitation for nominations for the ’68 awards.
    • NyCon donation to SFWA · Terry Carr · ar; detailing a $100 donation to the SFWA treasury by Ted White on behalf of the ’67 WorldCon. “It is by far the largest single donation in SFWA history...”.
    • Hugo Nominations 1968 · Anon. · ms; Almost half of the dozen short works nominated came from Dangerous Visions. Editor Carr added “As a result of the tragic death of Anthony Boucher, who was to have been toastmaster at the convention banquet, Robert Silverberg has been asked to fill in for him. Harlan Ellison will present the Hugos.”
    • New York Nebula Awards Banquet 1968 · Jay Kay Klein · ar; “...I was startled to find Raymond Z. Gallun there. Last time I’d seen him was back in a 1948 Queens Science Fiction League meeting. Also on hand, surprisingly enough, was Milton A. Rothman, formerly Lee Gregor, but now a Big Time Scientist, who is‘trying to invent Fusion Power.” Klein’s writing here, as elsewhere, is playful and engaging; I wish I’d had more of an opportunity to get to know him.
    • Nebula Awrds Banquet, SFWA West, 1968 · Poul Anderson · ar; “The whole affair had been organized and was under the joint chairmanship of Poul Anderson, Harry Harrison and Joe Poyer. This triumverate had corresponded at length beforehand, and met in person the evening before to lay plans. The trouble paid off in a smoothly running day. At last most of the people on hand went upstairs for a party which lasted till all hours.”; Following this report are two pages of photos of the ceremonies, featuring Peter Beagle (speaker to the‘West Coast), Gahan Wilson (who was the featured speaker in NYC), Fritz Leiber, Chip Delany and Michael Moorcock.
    • Correspondence · [The Readers] · lc; with letters from Ed Ferman and William Sambrot, not to mention Harrison and Chum Barry, both of whom write to announce Harrison’s stepping down as editor of AMAZING/FANTASTIC and Barry taking over. BULLETIN editor Carr adds this note: “Barry Malzberg writes science fiction under the penname ’K. M. O’Donnell.’”
    • Meet the Editors · Anon. · cl [Diane Cleaver; Marc Haefele]; This time, Doubleday eds. Diane Cleaver and Marc Haefele.
    • People and Places · Anon. · cl; announcements of the death of Vincent Schoepflin (“Harl Vincent”), the upcoming 13th annual Milford conference, the establishment of the Galaxy award for best story in GALAXY or IF. Also, Ed Ferman wanted contact info for Ron Webb and Mose Malette, neither of whom I’ve ever heard. Webb was apparently a pseudonym for Sharon Webb, and ISFDB shows that Mallette (note correct spelling) only published two stories, both in F&SF.
    • Market Report · Anon. · cl; Includes Mirage Press (“Our runs are not large enough to make any fortunes, but we do offer some additional-income on a work, and a hardcover, attractive book for library and general book trade sale.”), Orbit (“...under ; inventoried, says Damon Knight”), and appropriately enough, Weybright and Talley, Inc., which had “...recently published Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast Trilogy and THE LAST STARSHIP FROM EARTH by John Boyd; they would like to continue publishing one or two sf or fantasy novels‘a year.” Hey, every little bit helps.


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